[GRASS-dev] 6.4.0 blocker bugs
woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed Aug 18 15:23:32 EDT 2010
I'll follow whatever is decided. I probably don't need to set a default GRASS_GUI in the Mac startup (just let init.sh handle the default), except that I do need to make *some* assumption about a setting to work around an application focus issue in OSX Tiger.
I'll see if I can figure out a less intrusive test for the GUI setting.
On Aug 18, 2010, at 1:58 PM, Helena Mitasova wrote:
> as Hamish has noted the choice of the default GUI is decided by whoever does the binary package (?).
> So my plea was pretty much for William to make wxGUI default in his Mac binary.
> People who run linux or compile GRASS from source are generally used to customizing so that is
> not so much an issue. It is really for newcomers who download GRASS binary and start GRASS
> and then the first thing they have to deal with is to change GUI.
> The biggest issue that the newcomers had with the TclTk GUI (and that was solved in wxGUI) was
> - "why the map is not displayed when I load it into gis manager?"
> All of this made starting with GRASS on Mac unexpectedly more difficult than on MSWindows.
> At this point our semester has already started so I will have to deal with it , and if I understand
> the process correctly, 6.4 can be released with TclTk as default but with MSW and Mac binaries packaged
> with wxGUI as default. Of course, I would much prefer if the release was with wxGUI as default.
> I don't have enough expertise on ctypes but we have troubles with it on our enterprise linux
> when compiling, but that is just a local problem,
William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>
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